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Blazing Vaios: Sony's hot-tops hit the UK, too

Sony secretly wrote to its UK channel partners earlier this week warning them that the company planned to recall some Vaio TZ-series laptops, The Register has learned. The firm, which was forced to recall 440,000 Vaio notebooks worldwide because of wiring faults that could cause overheating, asked its Blighty resellers to “keep …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Sep 2008

400,000 Sony Bravia TVs hit by software flaw

Sony has admitted a faulty batch of Bravia-branded LCD and rear-projection TVs has made it into the wild. Around 400,000 sets may carry a software bug that could prevent them from being turned off after a cumulative 1,200 hours in stand-by mode. The TVs won't switch out of stand-by mode at that point, either. Sony said affected …
Team Register, 14 Feb 2006
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Intel notebook chip glitch not just Tosh problem

A problem with some 400MHz mobile Intel processors in notebooks has caused Toshiba to issue a warning to its resellers after it discovered machines failing last month. The problem is not just confined to Toshiba notebooks, we now understand, but also affects other PC vendors, some of which have only just woken up to the issue. …
Mike Magee, 17 Mar 2000